Intermodal service provider Tiger Cool Express will develop a logistics center at the former Union Pacific Cold Connect warehouse in Wallula, Wash. In addition, CSX has designated a third Tennessee property as a CSX Select Site; Bartlett, a Savage Company, will build a $325 million soybean crushing facility in Kansas, to be served by Watco; and the U.S. Economic Development Administration is awarding CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants for the construction of a new industrial rail spur in Arkansas and improvements to the Lubbock Rail Port in Texas.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reports that its investigation following the June 30, 2021 fire that destroyed the town of Lytton, B.C “has not revealed any evidence to link railway operations to the fire. Unless new information establishes that a TSB reportable event occurred, no further work will be performed and no TSB investigation report will be produced.” The wildfire remains under investigation by BCWS (British Columbia Wildfire Service) and the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).
Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors approved a $1.56 billion contract with Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge on the Northeast Corridor, crossing the Hackensack River in the New Jersey Meadowlands.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a climate action plan to ensure that “federally supported transportation infrastructure—as well as USDOT programs, policies and operations—both consider climate change impacts and incorporate adaptation and resilience solutions whenever possible.”
RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2021 ISSUE: Rail fastening system technology continues to evolve, delivering a tight hold and longer track life in heavy-haul freight, high-speed passenger rail and transit applications.
ASLRRA PERSPECTIVE, RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2021 ISSUE: In 2017, the previous Administration dubbed the week of June 5 as “Infrastructure Week” as part of an effort to promote its $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Seven times in the following three and a half years, that Administration declared that infrastructure would be the theme of the week, only to see those plans thwarted in one fashion or another each time.
Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with Chief Engineer Eric Fields on the task of moving the first new section of the Merchants Bridge into place … and more challenges on the horizon.
We, the railroads, have established certain principles of safe train operations that we wish were absolute, positive, inviolable. We apply one such principle in the enforcement of train separation: the principle that
Railway Age’s October 2021 issue is now available digitally, with the latest on Canadian Pacific Kansas City, plus the annual Railroad Financial Desk Book.
Sound Transit on Oct. 2 opened its 4.3-mile Northgate light rail extension, marking the start of the Seattle-metro-area transit system’s three-year plan to triple its light rail network from 22 to 62 miles.